Tiger Woods Struggles at Memorial


Tiger Woods has won Jack Nicklaus’ Memorial Tournament five times.  He won’t make it six, at least not this year.  Woods struggled during Friday’s second round at the Memorial, and may not make the cut.

He shot a 71 on Thursday, finishing the day one under par.  He had a serious putting problem.  Friday he struggled to make a 74, finishing one over par for the two days.

Tiger couldn’t adjust to the wind, leaving himself difficult putts.  He did birdie the two par fives on his second nine, but a severe gust of wind took his ball out of play on his eighteenth hole of the day.  He made bogey.

Tiger has won four of his first seven starts this year.  This was supposed to be a tune-up for the number one golfer in the world.  The U.S. Open is in two weeks.

Having a worse tournament that Tiger is Rory McIlroy.  The young Irishman ended Thursday’s play with a 78, six over par.  He’ll have to greatly improve on Friday to be able to play on the weekend.

Meanwhile Bill Haas is in the clubhouse at nine under after 36 holes.  He shot a 67 on Friday.

Play was halted about 11:40 PDT, as thunderstorms were approaching Dublin, Ohio.

James Turnage

The Guardian Express


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